Firefighters were called to put out a fire at the Boleskine House, a home formerly owned by the likes of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and English writer Aleister Crowley.
— Led Zeppelin News (@LedZepNews) December 23, 2015
Boleskine House, home of Aleister Crowley & also Jimmy Page above Loch Ness destroyed by fire pic.twitter.com/rztg4R5QVL
— Nicola McAlley (@NicolaMcAlley) December 23, 2015
Crews from Foyers, Inverness, Beauly, and Dingwall were sent to the house, located near Loch Ness in Scotland.
Photos and video footage uploaded to Twitter showed that flames from the fire were visible from the opposite side of Loch Ness.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “A large part of the property has already been destroyed by fire and crews are concentrating their efforts on the west wing of the building.
“Crews in breathing apparatus are using four main jets to tackle the blaze and the incident is ongoing.”
Crowley, a noted occultist, lived at the home from 1899 to 1913.
A number of dark incidents took place at the estate, including at least two violent deaths. In 1965, its then owner Major Edward Grant, committed suicide on the estate.
Fire crews dealing with a serious fire at Boleskine House, near Foyers. Firefighters continuing operations pic.twitter.com/Vg4d9Ai1sQ
— Scottish Fire-North (@scotfire_north) December 23, 2015
Later, Page purchased the house in the 1970s because Crowley had lived there. He later sold the property.
As the Inverness Courier noted, Page barely spent any time at the house before he sold it in 1992. Since then, it has been used as a private home or guest house.
The house was built in the late 1700s. It is also located right across from a cemetery on B852.